Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance
The Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance is designed for student and professionals who have obtained at least a Bachelor diploma. It aims to transfer knowledge about European and international governance, as well as to provide participants with the essential professional skills to become a leader in this specific field. The MEIG Programme prepares participants for leading positions in international or national organisations (public and private sector) working on governance issues.
Organised in eight thematic and methodological modules and an end-of-study project, the MEIG Programme lasts ten months (from end September to July). After two core modules that tackle the functioning of the United Nations system and the European Union institutions, both as global actors in governance issues, the MEIG Programme covers a wide set of thematic courses such as human rights and migration, maintenance and promotion of international peace and security, international trade, health and environment as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Master’s end-of-study project comprises either an internship, a written report on a predetermined project in the framework of the student’s professional activity, or a research project in the form of a written thesis on a subject related to the programme.
The teachings and the exams are in English; the final project could be written either in English or in French.
There are three different possibilities to take part and enroll in the MEIG Programme:
One-year programme: you will be enrolled as a student in the programme and have to follow the 8 thematic modules throughout 6 months. At the end of this period, you will have three months to do either an internship, a written professional project or a Master’s thesis.
Two-year programme: you can also attend the full programme in two years in order to have more time besides your studies, notably for work. If you choose this option, you will have to select the modules you would like to attend during the first academic year. Please specify it in your application.
Individual modules: you can choose to enroll just for one or more individual modules depending on your interests. In that case, the price will vary accordingly. At the end of the module, which is subject to a final exam, you will obtain an official certificate that proves your participation in the module. This certificate will be only valid for the module that you followed.
The MEIG Programme is designed for graduates and professionals with different backgrounds working or wishing to work in national administrations operating at the international level (including diplomatic services and civil servants of ministries such as Foreign Affairs, Trade, Economy, Finance, Agriculture, Justice and Home affairs etc.) or in European administrations, international and non-governmental organisations, associations and foundations dealing with international affairs.
The MEIG Programme seeks to enroll candidates from a variety of age, backgrounds and career plans. Our ambition is also to recruit participants from a variety of countries and regions, as well as of different gender and social conditions. This goal insures that the discussions between the participants and during the lectures, are more interesting and that MEIG Programme participants can interact with people from different cultures and with diverse points of view.Get to know more about previous editions’ participants here.
- Hold a valid academic degree, Bachelor or Master’s level or equivalent.
- Be fluent written and spoken English
- Professional Experience in the field of study is a plus.
To apply for the Programme, candidates must submit a complete application file, containing the following documents:
- Completed and signed application form (visit the website http://www.meig.ch/)
- Curriculum vitae (in English) with a portrait photograph (headshot)
- Copy of passport or ID (personal details page)
- Copy of the relevant academic diploma (latest one)
- Transcript of records (if available)
- Copy of certificates or other evidence of past and present professional positions
- Letter of motivation in English
Please do not send original documents or certificates.
Any documents that are not in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish must be accompanied by a certified translation.
There is no application fee.
The application form can be downloaded here and sent back to our office per email or postal mail.
We prefer to receive documents via e-mail. If you choose postal mail, please do not staple or bind the pages of your application.
Please submit your application file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by postal mail to our address:
Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance (MEIG Programme)
Centre d’études juridiques européennes
Université de Genève
40, Bd du Pont d’Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
For the 2020-2021 Programme, the deadlines for application are 30 November 2019 (first deadline), 15 January 2020 (second deadline) and 1 March 2020 (last deadline).
Applicants will be recruited until the limited places in the MEIG programme are distributed and considering the date of arrival of the MEIG candidate application form.
After sending the application, candidates are evaluated and selected by the Programme directors on the basis of the submitted documents. The Programme directors may at any time require applicants to provide further information, in addition to the documents submitted as part of the application. An interview may supplement the admission procedure. Incomplete applications are not taken into consideration.
The candidates are officially admitted to the Programme and enrolled as students at the University of Geneva (binding registration) upon the payment of CHF 3,000 within the deadline set in the Admission letter.
The amount of CHF 3,000 is deducted from the total tuition fees (CHF 25,000) which must be paid either in full or in two installments.
For more information please visit the website http://www.meig.ch/